Night Guards in New York City, NY
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What is Teeth Grinding?
Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, is an everyday issue that affects many people. In many instances, individuals will grind their teeth at night without even knowing it. If you're experiencing headaches, tooth pain, inflammation, or discomfort in your neck and jaw, it's very likely you are grinding your teeth at night. To protect your mouth from the effects of teeth grinding, including deterioration of the enamel, East Village Dental Center offers customized night guards that can defend your teeth while you sleep. We create custom night guards for our Manhattan East Village patients utilizing high-grade materials to fit comfortably in the mouth and improve the nature of your sleep by diminishing jaw clenching and teeth grinding. If you would like to learn more about custom night guards, set up an appointment at our New York, NY dental practice.
Do I Need a Night Guard?
There are many signs that you may be clenching your jaw and/or grinding your teeth at night. You may wake up with pain in your jaw, a headache, and swelling in your lower face. Other symptoms include loose teeth and/or fillings, worn-down enamel on your back teeth, tooth sensitivity, and a receding gumline. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching at night are usually caused by stress but could also be brought on by a sleep disorder, misaligned teeth, allergies, or temporomandibular joint disorder (called TMD). When diagnosing your bruxism, we will try to determine the cause so your night guard can be coupled with another treatment for the best possible results.
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How is Teeth Grinding Treated?
After we make your bruxism diagnosis, we will take impressions and digital oral x-rays so your custom night guard can be created. We will send your information to a dental laboratory where your specialized night guard will be crafted with the best materials. When your night guard is complete and sent back to us, you will come back into our Manhattan East Village office to have it fitted. We can make small adjustments so that it fits properly and comfortably. You will also be given directions on how to properly care for your night guard so it lasts a long time.
What Can I Expect After My Teeth Grinding Treatment?
For your night guard to be effective, you must wear it each night. Your night guard should minimize or eliminate the pain and dental problems created by teeth grinding, but if not, please call us so we can address other issues and try other therapies. In order to help keep your mouth and night guard in pristine condition, you should properly clean and care for both your mouth and night guard prior to and following each use. We ask that you bring your night guard to all future dental appointments so we can make adjustments or repairs as needed.
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Will Insurance Pay for Night Guards?
If you have been diagnosed with nocturnal teeth grinding or jaw clenching, part of the cost of your night guard may be covered by your dental insurance company. If you have dental insurance, our New York City dental team can contact your insurance carrier to obtain your coverage and benefits. At your consultation, we can go over our accepted payment methods as well as your costs, with or without insurance. For more affordable dental care, East Village Dental Center accepts a variety of payment methods and can help you apply for medical financing.
Combat Teeth Grinding with Custom Night Guards
Grinding your teeth can lead to discomfort and pain in the mouth, headaches, neck pain, and more. Night guards are a safe option to diminish the sleepless nights created by the annoying symptoms of jaw clenching and teeth grinding. Specialized night guards from East Village Dental Center might also advance your overall oral health and ward off future complications. If you think that this might be the remedy for you or you are interested in learning more, contact our office in New York, NY to schedule a consultation.